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'''Abraham Lincoln''' (; February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the List of Presidents of the United States|16th President of the United States from March 1861 until Assassination of Abraham Lincoln|his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its American Civil War|Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union (American Civil War)|Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. Born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, Lincoln grew up on the American frontier|western frontier in Kentucky and Indiana. Largely self-educated, he became a lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party (United States)|Whig Party leader, and was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, in which he served...
OfficeList of Presidents of the United States|16th President of the United States
VicepresidentHannibal Hamlin (1861–1865)
Andrew Johnson (1865)
Term startMarch 4, 1861
Term endApril 15, 1865
Birth date{{birth date|1809|02|12}}
Birth placeHodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.
Death date{{death date and age|1865|04|15|1809|02|12}}
Death placePetersen House (Washington, D.C.)|Petersen House,
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Death causeAssassination of Abraham Lincoln|Assassination
RestingplaceLincoln Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
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